The Philadelphia Book Festival Returns With Dozens Of Events At Public Libraries Across The City, April 14 Through 19

The Philadelphia Book Festival kicks off on Monday, April 14 with tons of book-centric events at neighborhood libraries throughout Philadelphia. (Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia)

Calling all bookworms! The Philadelphia Book Festival returns April 14 to 19 with dozens and dozens of events at public libraries throughout the neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

From author events and storytimes to book and poetry readings, the events slated for the upcoming festival are nearly endless and cover all forms of written works.

On Monday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. join a discussion with author Karen Bojar, a feminist author who has penned books such as Feminism in Philadelphia: The Glory Years, 1968-1982. Learn about the feminist movements of the mid-to-late 20th century from the local scholar.

Pat and Gina Neely of the Food Network’s Down Home with the Neelys are slated to share recipes from their new cookbook, Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours on day two of the festival, Monday, April 14. Learn cooking tips and tricks from the power couple.

During the day, activities for tykes take over libraries across the city — storytime and drawing as taught by a renowned children’s author and illustrator, an afternoon of rhymes and storytime at Clark Park library and more.

The full list of Philadelphia Book Festival events and corresponding times is available right here. Events range from early-morning happenings to afternoon affairs to post-work hang outs, allowing guests of all walks of life to make it to the free festival.

Get ready to fill your calendars, folks, there’s ton of literary fun in store.

Philadelphia Book Festival
When: April 14-19
Where: Various locations
Cost: Free
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